Engineering of Crystalline Materials Properties: State of the Art in Modeling, Design and Applications by Juan J. NovoaEngineering of Crystalline Materials Properties: State of the Art in Modeling, Design and Applications by Juan J. Novoa

Engineering of Crystalline Materials Properties: State of the Art in Modeling, Design and…

byJuan J. NovoaEditorDario Braga, Lia Addadi

Paperback | November 15, 2007

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This volume collects the lecture notes (ordered alphabetically according to the first author surname) of the talks delivered by the main speakers at the Erice 2007 International School of Crystallography, generously selected by NATO as an Advanced Study Institute (# 982582). The aim of the school was to discuss the state-of-the-art in molecular materials design, that is, the rational analysis and fabrication of crystalline solids showing a predefined structural organization of their component molecules and ions, which results in the manifestation of a specific collective property of technological interest. The School was held on June 7-17, 2007, in Erice (an old town, over 3000 years, located on the top of a Sicilian hill that oversees the sea near Trapani). The school developed following two parallel lines. First we established "where we are" in terms of modelling, design, synthesis and applications of crystalline solids with predefined properties. Second, we attempted to define current and possible futuristic lines of development in the quest for novel molecule-based materials with potential applications in magnetism, conductivity and superconductivity, non-lineal optics (NLO), drug delivery, and nanotechnology. In recent years, solid state chemistry and crystal engineering have evolved at the intersection between the top-down and bottom-up approaches towards materials design and fabrication. An ever-increasing number of scientists are learning how to control self-assembly, molecular recognition, and other fundamental processes on the way to achieving 'tailor-made' materials, such as crystal nucleation, crystal growth, and polymorphism.
Title:Engineering of Crystalline Materials Properties: State of the Art in Modeling, Design and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:518 pagesPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. List of Contributors. Biomineralization Design Strategies And Mechanisms of Mineral Formation: Operating At the Edge Instability; L. Addadi et al.- Self-Assembled Monolayers As Templates For Inorganic Crystallization: A Bio-Inspired Approach; J. Aizenberg.- Databases In Crystal Engineering; A. Bacchi.- Case Studies on Intermolecular Interactions In Crystalline Metals; P. Batail.- Crystal Polymorphism; J. Bernstein.- Complementarity: Correlating Structural Features with Physical Properties in Supramolecular Systems; S.A. Bourne.- Making Crystals From Crystals: A Solid-State Route To the Engineering of Crystalline Materials, Polymorphs, Solvates And Co-Crystals; Considerations on the Future of Crystal Engineering; D. Braga et al.- Nanostructured Frameworks for Materials Applications; N.R. Champness.- Crystal Engineering of Multfunctional Molecular Materials; E. Coronado.- Topological Approaches to the Structure of Crystalline and Amorphous Atom Assemblies; L.W. Hobbs.- Hydrogen-Bonded Crystals of Exceptional Dielectric Properties; A. Katrusiak.- Chirality In Crystals; R. Kuroda.- Design, Characterization and Use of Crystalline Thin Film Architectures at the Air-Liquid lnterface; L. Leiserowitz et al.- Design, Synthesis, And Characterization of Molecule-Based Magnet; J.S. Miller.- From Bonds To Packing: An Energy-Based Crystal Packing Analysis for Molecular Crystals; Juan J. Novoa, E. D'Oria.- On the Calculation and Interpretation of Crystal Energy Landscapes; S.L. Price.- NMR Crystallography and the Elucidation of Structure-Property Relationships In Crystalline Solids; S.M. Reutzel-Edens.- Organic Materials For Nonlinear Optics; M. Blanca Ros.- Building Conducting Materials. From Design to Devices; C. Rovira.- Hydrogen Bonding and Concurrent Interaction; U. Rychlewska.- Signalling by Modulation of Intermolecular Interactions; J.L. Scoff, K.Tanaka.- Biomineralization of Organic Phases Associated With Human Diseases; J.A. Swift.- Crystal StructureDetermination From X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data; M. Tremayne.- Surface Properties of the Binary Alloy Thin Films; I. Zasada.- Subject Index.